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Community Action Agency

The Community Action Agency’s purpose is "to stimulate a better focusing of available local, State, private and federal resources upon the goal of enabling low-income Community Action Agency families, and low-income individuals of all ages, in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge, and motivations and secure the opportunities needed for them to become self-sufficient."


Community action agencies shall establish a governing board of directors that consists of the following: a) One-third are elected public officials. b) One-third of the members are low income, elderly or consumers with disabilities. c) One-third of the members represent the private sector, including representatives of business and industry, agriculture, labor and religious and civic organizations.


Community Action Agency’s bylaws provide for an 18 or 21 member board. Elected officials are exempt from term limits and may serve on the Board for as long as they hold elected office and are appointed by the County Commission. However, as soon as they do not hold elected office, past years of service are credited toward the fifteen (15) year service limit. Members other than Public Officials, maximum fifteen (15) year service limit.

This page originated on June 26, 2015 and was last modified on October 8, 2015